Taking the Colorado Rockies in this MLB betting matchup is definitely picking the low hanging fruit on the betting board but every once in awhile you’ve got to throw in a sure thing or two in the baseball betting action just to keep the bookmakers honest.
The Colorado Rockies (51-48) are one of the better teams in the NL this year despite a retched post All Star performance that has seem them drop game after game and result in a 2-8 record in their past ten games –worst in the MLB betting action. Prior to this ugly slide this team was within a few games of the NL West leading San Diego Padres (58-39) and within spitting distance of the wildcard. But it’s been a costly losing streak and there’s no better way to get back on a winning track in the baseball betting than by hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at home for a three-game stand.
No matter how bad your team is, or is playing at the moment, it’s almost certainly never as bad as the Pirates. This team is the MLB betting cure-all and a great way to get a team’s confidence level back where it needs to be.
Pittsburgh (34-64) has been the worst franchise in sports over the past two decades and Thursday MLB betting matchup against the Rockies isn’t going to do anything to rehab that image.
There are several things working against the Buckos in this game the first of which is the Rockies starting pitching. Colorado will send CY Young candidate and the pitcher with the most wins in baseball, Ubaldo Jimenez (15-2, 2.75 ERA) to the mound. Jimenez has been in a bit of a funk after a sensational start to the year, but again, the Pirates are the perfect remedy for that. He’s lost his last two starts and given up a combined 10 runs, but both games were on the road and he’ll get back on track versus the Pirates.
The Pirates will start Paul Maholm, who on a decent team might be able to put up decent numbers but he gets no run support and so far his 2010 numbers (6-8, 4.30) are hardly impressive.
Rockies will win at home behind a dominant pitching performance by Jimenez.